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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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E92 328xi motor swap into 03 325xi?

Was wondering if you guys think this would be possible to do without that much difficulty
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Possible, yes.

Without difficulty, no.

Anything is possible with the right amount of money and time. Better question is why.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Whatafak you thankin neggu
Seriously tho 328 is a different motor do electronics is your only problem but I don't see it happening unless you are totally motivated because your engine is blown and the m52tub28 is in your drive way
Good luck would love to see a build thread if it happens
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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My buddy has a spare motor from when he crashed his car. He also has the whole wiring harness so I was just wondering what it'd take to get it done.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Not worth it. The whole electronic system is different between the two engines. Not to mention it would take substantial recoding of the car's systems to get everything to mesh together.

If you really want to do an engine swap, I suggest looking for a good M54B30 to put into your car. Either that or just buy a new car.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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Why swap yours though ?
Plus you can swap 330 zhp m54b30
It will be plug and play just reprogramming and that s all
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